September 23, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 12

Stories from the September 23, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New Navy Yard park draws residents from across the city

A riverfront park close to the Nationals’ home turf has opened for D.C. residents Sept. 10. Yards Park, marked by a curved, metal bridge that spans a section of the Anacostia River, saw 10,000 people flock to its grand opening. Construction began 18 months ago, but the designing and planning started “years ago,” Michael Stevens, […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: Promising polling partnership GW and Politico are working together on the bipartisan Battleground poll to measure voter preference in time for the November midterm elections. The announcement of this partnership between the University and the renowned news outlet is both exciting and promising, and it is just one more reminder of how GW […]

Professors donate heavily to Democrats

GW professors and administrators sent more than $43,000 in campaign donations to politicians and organizations over the last year and a half, financial disclosure reports show. Democratic candidates, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee were the top recipients of campaign contributions – totalling $32,205 – from 39 professors, faculty and others […]

Fraternities vote to strip Interfraternity Council of funding arm

The Interfraternity Council will no longer dole out money to individual fraternities on campus, after the IFC Presidents’ Council voted Tuesday to direct all co-sponsorship requests through the Student Association. The SA Finance Committee considered the IFC an umbrella organization, meaning that it distributed money to related organizations below it. Last year, the IFC was […]

Cadigan finds new home with Colonials

When the buzzer sounded on her final game as a Tufts senior, GW grad student Cara Cadigan couldn’t imagine saying goodbye to the game she loves. “Your last game as a senior, you have that moment of ‘Oh my gosh, I’m never gonna play again,’” Cadigan said. “I had that moment and I definitely wasn’t […]

Calendar

Thursday Clinique Fresh Faces Tour Win free giveaways and meet beauty and fashion industry insiders at this Program Board event.Kogan Plaza 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday Unprecedented Events. Unprecedented Leadership Challenges GW alumnus and Admiral Thad Allen will discuss his experience as national incident commander for the BP oil spill. Jack Morton Auditorium 3 […]

Gabrielle Friedman: DSC: out of commission

“Overpriced” and “mundane.” These are just some of the words that come to mind when thinking of the dreadful dining establishment known as J Street. For years, GW students have complained about the unsatisfactory conditions of this dining hall and their pleas were finally answered when the Student Association created the Dining Service Commission, a […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 9/13/10 – 11:41 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed The University Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious odor coming from a room. GW Housing Programs staff then conducted an administrative search, yielding marijuana residue and drug paraphernalia. Referred to Student Judicial Services 9/17/10 – 1:03 a.m. Location: Dakota Apartments […]

Evan Schwartz: Is it really worth it?

By the first day you arrive at college, you are probably already tens of thousands of dollars in debt, and several years away from a career that will earn you any significant amount of money. College is a suspension of reality for a few years, one that is rudely interrupted when debt, along with a […]